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Posted on: March 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] County candidate filing period begins March 7 for 2016 primary elections

Monday, March 7 marks the beginning of the candidate filing period for those running for county offices across the state of Iowa. Seats on the Board of Supervisors will be on the Primary Election ballot along with the offices of County Auditor and County Sheriff. Particular to Linn County, Board of Supervisor Districts 2, 3 & 4 are up for election in 2016.

In Linn County, candidates for county offices must file nomination papers with the Election Services Department of the Auditor’s Office.

Address: Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Filing Period: Monday, March 7 to Wednesday, March 30

All potential candidates are encouraged to file soon after the filing period begins and not wait until the last day. Nomination papers may be mailed or another person may deliver the papers on behalf of a potential candidate.

Linn County Election Services wishes to remind all potential candidates that informational packets are still available. A candidate packet can be picked up at Election Services or downloaded from the Linn County website at The candidate packet is intended to help individuals successfully file nomination papers and to get their campaign off to a good start.

For additional information about Primary Election Candidate Nominations, please contact Linn County Election Services. Phone: 319-892-5300, ext 1. Email: [email protected].

Dates & Deadlines

3/7/2016 County Candidate Filing Period Begins (At County Auditor)
3/30/2016 County Candidate Filing Period Ends (5pm with County Auditor)
4/1/2016 Deadline For Withdrawal by a County Candidate
4/4/2016 Deadline For Objections to a County Candidate
4/28/2016 Absentee Voting to Begin
5/27/2016 Last Day to Pre-register to Vote for this Election
5/30/2016 Memorial Day – Office Closed
6/3/2016 Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot to be Mailed
6/4/2016 Auditor's Office Open for Absentee Voting - Saturday
6/6/2016 Last Day to Vote Absentee (Auditor's Office)
6/7/2016 Election Day

Linn County Primary Candidate Packet
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